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Projects

Every year teams of ParliaMentors bring their communities and campuses together to solve problems that they identify during their needs assessment. In the past 12 years there have been over 100 projects, here are just a few of them.

Fix Up, Look Smart

24 / 04 / 18

With a team of only three ParliaMentors, the students at the University of Salford led Fix Up, Look Smart, an award-winning pilot project around the topics of truancy and career advice among school students. Recognising that a variety of factors, including personal situations and feelings of marginalisation from opportunities, can promote truancy among young people,

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Camden Cares

24 / 04 / 18

As a group of students who each had a personal connection to the challenges of being a refugee or similar, the SOAS ParliaMentors were driven particularly in their project choice by the limited integration of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the UK into the wider London society. Their project, Camden Cares, centred on partnerships with

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Outnumber Hunger

24 / 04 / 18

The award-winning Outnumber Hunger project, led by ParliaMentors at the University of Birmingham, was driven by the rapidly rising use of food banks for emergency supplies and the 15 million tonnes of food wasted annually in the UK. Through partnerships with a local food bank and national network The Real Junk Food project, the team

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Unity

24 / 04 / 18

The team of ParliaMentors at Nottingham Trent University, observed that Nottingham has many diverse communities which are often concentrated in different areas of the city, resulting in these groups having limited interaction with one another. The team’s project, Unity, offered a series of reflective events celebrating the diversity on campus and beyond, and culminated in

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RDCY Women’s Programme

24 / 04 / 18

The RDCY Women’s Programme focused on giving women of diverse backgrounds, the incentive and opportunity to participate in fitness related activities, the team sought to strengthen the sense of female empowerment within minority groups. Through networking with colleges, politicians and fitness coaches, the team managed to achieve great accomplishments in improving the fitness level, and

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Slow Down London

24 / 04 / 18

Students in London created a film that inspired Londoners to improve their quality of life through stress reduction, healthy living and enjoying green spaces. Their aim was to raise awareness around how each individual could make a positive impact on the environment, at the same time as they were working with already existing programs run

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We Are Nottingham

24 / 04 / 18

The team created a social action project that responded to the divisions that existed between students and Nottingham’s other residents. In order to bridge this gap they created a food festival supported by the City Council and University. Over 300 people attended including local MP Lilian Greenwood and over eighty percent of respondents said their

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Food Chain

24 / 04 / 18

Food Chain was launched in 2012, with the aim of addressing food poverty and food wastage in Manchester. The students managed to provide food for a considerable number of people, as well as to raise awareness about food poverty and food wastage in the local area. Their aim was to establish a link between ‘food

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